Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

By ExtremeFoodies on April 28th, 2015



Fluffy cream cheese frosting has to be one of life’s most simple pleasures because all you need to make it is some butter, icing sugar and generous helping of cream cheese.

Here’s the recipe:

First, add the icing sugar into a mixing bowl Next add in slightly softened butter And mix it either with an electric mixer of for a bit of a workout use an hand whisk Stop mixing once it has a sandy looking texture. Then add a generous spoon full of cream cheese Whisk everything together until you have a rich smooth, fluffy cream cheese frosting Remember, if you’re layering it on cakes make sure they’ve cooled down completely before you cover them And the final recommendation: don’t’ even worry if you don’t have cakes to cover – you can always just eat it with a spoon ☺

Cream Cheese Frosting

140g (4½oz) cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia) 60g (1¾oz) unsalted butter, softened 300g (10½oz) icing sugar This frosting works perfectly on the Guinness Cake Patrick baked for Saint Patrick’s Day: http://youtu.be/ATV9OtB945c

More on St. Patrick’s Day from Wikipedia

“Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attendchurch services, and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland,[11] the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory ofMontserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially inGreat Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pa...

More on that lovely black stuff, Guiness:

“Guinness (/ˈɡɪnɨs/ GIN-is) is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James's Gate, Dublin. Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. It is brewed in almost 60 countries and is available in over 120. Annual sales total 850 million litres (1.5 billion Imperial or 1.8 billion US pints). A feature of the product is the burnt flavour that is derived from roasted unmalted barley, although this is a relatively modern development, not becoming part of the grist until the mid-20th century. For many years a portion of aged brew was blended with freshly brewed beer to give a sharp lactic flavour. Although the Guinness palate still features a characteristic "tang", the company has refused to confirm whether this type of blending still occurs. The draught beer's thick, creamy head comes from mixing the beer with nitrogen when poured. It is popular with the Irish both in Ireland and abroad, and, in spite of a decline in consumption since 2001, is still the best-selling alcoholic drink in Ireland where Guinness & Co. makes almost €2 billion annually.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness